Our nursing role as a liaison among students, family, health care providers, educators and support staff fosters each student to achieve their highest level of academic success.
Parents or legal guardians are responsible for supplying the nurse with all medications ordered. All medications must be delivered in the original labeled containers to the licensed nursing personnel by a parent, legal guardian, or other responsible adult.
In order for a student to take medication at school, a written order from an authorized prescriber as well as written authorization from the student’s parent or guardian must be on file in the health office. Additionally, written permission from the parent for the exchange of information between the prescriber and the school nurse necessary to ensure the safe administration of such medication must be kept on file.
You may request that the pharmacist prepare two separate bottles if the medication is to be given at home and at school. No medication will be accepted in envelopes or baggies. Do not send any type of pills, drops, lotions, ointments, creams, liquids, or injected substances to school with your child.
Athletic eligibility requires full participation in PE class. Parents/Guardians will need to register their student on FamilyID.com
- If you need assistance with registration, contact FamilyID at: 888-800-5583 ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- FamilyID also offers online chat during business hours.
- Support through FamilyID is available 7 days per week and messages will be returned promptly.
- You can also contact the Southington High School Athletic Department at: 860-628-3229 x 11425 or email the Athletic Secretary email@example.com.
When Your Child Is Ill
The school nurse will ask parents/legal guardians to pick up a student who becomes ill during school hours or who has an illness or injury that, in the professional judgment of the school nurse, needs to be observed at home or assessed by a medical doctor.
Examples may include, but are not limited to:
- Elevated temperature of 100 degrees F. and above
- Seizure, head injury, severe headache, blurred vision or dizziness
- Severe asthmatic episode or respiratory difficulty
- Chest pain or pressure
- Generalized allergic reaction
- Weeping or unusual rash
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Communicable illness
- Injury requiring sutures
- Soft tissue injury
- Dental injury
9-1-1 will be called in an emergency for immediate transportation to the hospital.
REMINDER: If you are calling your child out ill please notify the attendance person in the Main Office at 860-628-3275 ext 4 .
Staying Home From School
To safeguard the health of all students, we ask parents/legal guardians to monitor their children for possible communicable diseases.
Students should stay home from school if they:
- Have an elevated temperature of 100 degrees F. and above
- Have an undiagnosed rash
- Have recurrent vomiting in the past 24 hours
- Have more than one episode of diarrhea
- Have large amounts of yellow/green mucus discharge from nose
- Have a severe sore throat (possible strep throat)
- Have conjunctivitis (pink eye) with discharge
- Have an active infestation of head lice
- Have a communicable illness
Students should remain home,
- For at least 24 hours after an elevated temperature returns to normal without anti-inflammatory medication
- For at least 24 hours after their first dose of antibiotic medication
- For severe earache, with or without fever
- For at least 24 hours after recurrent vomiting/diarrhea has ended
- Until treatment for conjunctivitis is initiated
- Until they are adequately treated for head lice, scabies, or other infestation/communicable disease, and assessed by the school nurse
- Until chickenpox/shingles vesicles or any rash with drainage has dried and completely scabbed over
7th grade entry requirements
Please make note of the following:
- During grade 6 to be completed by entry into grade 7, Southington Board of Education policy requires each pupil to have a health examination. The physical exam must be done within one year and before the first day of the school year entering grade 7. No student may enter grade seven without this physical.
- All State of Connecticut Immunization requirements, Please Consult your child’s physician at time of visit. (Immunization requirements are subject to change in accordance to State laws)
Will start after Thanksgiving. Postural screening will be conducted in school on female students in 7th grade and male students in 8th grade. The purpose of this program is to recognize the signs of spinal curvature at its earliest stages so that the need for treatment can be determined.